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    Marijuana Policy

    Michael Botticelli testified on the Obama administration’s marijuana policy. The hearing occurred as a number of states had decriminalized or legalized marijuana possession,…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Department of Justice operations. Topics included the department’s use of prosecutorial…

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    Government Surveillance Programs

    Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Members of the committee expressed concern that there…

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    House Session

    The House debated for an hour a rule concerning two bills that call into question presidential constitutional authority to enforce laws:

    · H.R. 4138, the Executive Needs to Faithfully…

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    Federal Criminal Code

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing of its Over-Criminalization Task Force. The task force was created in 2013…

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    House Session

    Members began debate on H.R. 3193m the Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act, which would move the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from the Federal Reserve…

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    House Session

    Members debated and passed a $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2014. The bill included a closed rule allowing for one hour of…

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    House Session

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

    Representative Bradley Byrne (R) was sworn in to represent Alabama’s 1st Congressional District, making the…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered H.R.1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of Natural Monuments Act, which would place restrictions on a president’s ability to designate national…

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    House Session

    The House considered a closed rule governing debate on H.R. 2575, a bill that would change a provision in the health care law defining a full-time employee from one who averages 30 hours…

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